Stats / Jockeys / H. W. Lai

H. W. Lai

Type: Freelance Jockey

Nationality: Hong Kong

Background:
Age: 35. Alex Lai rode his first Hong Kong winner in 2004 when indentured to Peter Ho's stable. He was twice champion apprentice and rode his 70th winner in December 2007 to complete his apprenticeship. His first big win came on Mr Medici, for his old boss, in the 2009 HKG3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup. Lai's supreme moment to date came when he and Ricky Yiu joined forces with Ultra Fantasy to win the G1 Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama, Japan, in October 2010, thereby becoming the first all-Chinese trainer-jockey partnership to triumph in a G1 overseas. Lai was sidelined for all bar the first three meetings of the 2017/18 season and the whole of the 2018/19 season due to a badly fractured wrist suffered in a race fall.

Achievements:
Hong Kong Champion Apprentice (2004/05 & 2005/06).

Notable Race Wins Include
Sprinters Stakes (2010 Ultra Fantasy), HKG2 Sprint Cup (2009 Ultra Fantasy), HKG3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2009 Mr Medici).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2019/20 season): 273 (win strike rate: 4.67%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 4
No of runs for season: 325
Win %: 1.23
No of wins for all weather: 1
No of 2nds for all weather: 1
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 42
Total stakes: $7,514,865
Win stakes: $2,755,380
No of 2nds: 8
No of 3rds: 10
Percentage for season: 6.77
Profit/Loss: ($2,465)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20126104364221124157365142001220004
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100000011110
120001345490
165011231352.86
1800001560
2200000330
ShatinAll weather120000020200
165011017195.26
1800000330
Turf100000116170
120011058601.67
140014256631.59
160000124250
1800000990
2000000440
2200000110
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2010010211113240237273
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2026313122612800166
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
P. F. Yiu2513745
K. L. Man1214448
Y. S. Tsui1144450
A. T. Millard00033
C. H. Yip0011213
C. S. Shum0013334
C. W. Chang00077
D. Ferraris0011516
John Size00022
K. H. Ting0001313
K. W. Lui0001313
L. Ho0014243
R. Gibson00033
T. P. Yung00033
W. Y. So0003232